C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 669427.839213h 43m 12s-35° 17’ 24”
StarHIP 66993013h 43m 46s-35° 24’ 18”
StarHIP 670128.205413h 44m 00s-35° 19’ 03”
StarHIP 671238.963413h 45m 24s-36° 23’ 00”
StarHIP 671918.225413h 46m 10s-35° 10’ 21”
StarHIP 672417.919613h 46m 45s-36° 24’ 17”
StarHIP 672445.1513h 46m 56s-36° 15’ 06”
StarHIP 673108.097213h 47m 43s-36° 36’ 18”
StarHIP 674086.533813h 48m 55s-35° 42’ 13”
StarHIP 674574.153813h 49m 26s-34° 27’ 02”
StarHIP 676486.306413h 51m 36s-36° 25’ 58”
StarHIP 676828.47413h 51m 55s-36° 37’ 24”
StarHIP 677388.656213h 52m 33s-35° 04’ 13”
StarHIP 678195.52913h 53m 32s-35° 39’ 51”
StarHIP 678516.07413h 53m 52s-35° 18’ 51”
StarHIP 678958.62513h 54m 20s-35° 23’ 49”
GalaxyESO 383-8711.013h 49m 18s-36° 03’ 41”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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